Once again conditions were near perfect at Gorleston for Act 7 of the Summer series. Temperature in the mid twenties, cloudless skies and a F2 SE’erly which increased toF3-4 during the day. Four RS400’s and a mixture of other classes made up the fleet which left the beach which was aleady filling up with sun worshippers!.
Chris (D-One) and Dave & John (RS400) had a close battle during race one with just a few seconds between them until the final lap when Chris’s better downwind speed saw him open up a clear lead at the finish line. However, Keith, swapping RS500 for his Laser had been sailing well to beat Chris on corrected time by just 3 seconds.
The wind increased to F3-4 for races two and three in which Chris gradually left the RS400’s behind to lead by over a minute in both races to claim first place. Dave & John managed to keep ahead of the other 400’s to claim second in both and David (Shadow X), who managed to lap several boats claiming third in both.
In the final race of the day David built up a huge lead and managed to hold his time to claim first place, beating Richard &guest crew Krxysztof by one second.
Many thanks to the race team who set a great course, arranged great weather and turned around the races in quick time. . Full results on the club website.